Farah on Justice Kennedy

As the Supreme Court takes up the two marriage equality cases this week, Joseph Farah has a column about Justice Anthony Kennedy that picks up on the same lines the justice delivered in Sacramento a couple weeks ago that I wrote about when it happened, about the idea of legislating from the bench. He asks if Kennedy is “finally waking up” because of these comments:
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Pilon on Marriage Equality and Abortion

Roger Pilon, the vice president of legal affairs for the Cato Institute, has a column at the Huffington Post responding to an editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging the Supreme Court to reject marriage equality. The WSJ argued that if the Supreme Court mandates marriage equality, it would have the same discordant result as Roe v Wade and create the same cultural turmoil:
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TN Legislators Stop Men’s Room Sharia

This is rather amusing. The Tennessee state capitol building recently underwent a major renovation and one of the minor changes made was to replace a deep sink with a floor sink so it was easier to change mop water. But a couple of suspicious wingnuts thought it might be there for Muslims to wash their feet before daily prayers and they got right to the bottom of the mystery:
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Let Gay People Marry and God Will Beat Us Up

That’s the message from Richard Land and Barrett Duke of the Southern Baptist Convention. If the Supreme Court rules the wrong way, their imaginary friend is going to come right down here and kick the living shit out of us for it. You know, like he has — oh wait, he hasn’t — to every other country that already did so years ago.
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Stay Classy, South Carolina GOP

If there’s one thing every right winger wants you to know, it’s that they support the troops. Love the troops. Get weepy-eyed at the mere thought of those heroes in uniform. Unless one of them becomes anti-war. Then former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Todd Kincannon hopes that “the enemy splatters his brains JFK-style.” All these tweets were from Kincannon about Mike Prysner, an Iraq war vet and now an anti-war activist:
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Bauer: GOP Will Die If It’s Not Just Like Me

With the Republican National Committee apparently urging more moderation on social issues like gay rights and reproductive rights, the wingnuts are furiously pushing for the GOP to instead become even more like them — never mind that younger voters find what they believe in horrifying. Gary Bauer tells Mike Huckabee that the party will die if it doesn’t get even more anti-gay and anti-choice:
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Another Study Shows Tax Cuts =/= Jobs

Here’s another study that shows that one of the central ideological arguments of conservatives and Republicans, that tax cuts are the key to spurring job growth, is false. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities tracked the effects of state tax cuts in the 90s and found that the states that cut taxes had less than one-third the job growth of states that did not.
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DOMA Likely Gone, But on Narrow Grounds

Lyle Denniston’s recap of the oral argument in Windsor v United States reaches much the same conclusion that most other observers have reached, that there appears to be five votes for overturning Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, but likely not on broad equal protection grounds. Justice Kennedy, again the key swing vote, was very skeptical of the law on federalism grounds:
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